|RCM (SAE JA 1011)
Reliability Centered Maintenance
RCM based on SAE JA 1011
Achievements (chemical plants):
- Up to 30 % reduction of production losses
- Up to 40 % reduction of maintenance costs
- Significant safety improvements (including environment)
Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) allows to formulate recommendations
on maintenance. RCM is a systematic and structured approach and gives
answers on following questions:
- Which maintenance approach should be applied
(safety, environment, operation)
- What are the reasons for the implemented maintenance strategy
- Is there a way to reduce maintenance costs
- Is the selected maintenance strategy cost effective or should it be redesigned
The seven RCM questions (SAE JA 1011):
- What are the functions and associated desired standards of performance of the asset in its present operating context (functions) ?
- In what ways can it fail to fulfil its functions (functional failures) ?
- What causes each functional failure (failure modes) ?
- What happens when each failure occurs (failure effects) ?
- In what way does each failure matter (failure consequences) ?
- What should be done to predict or prevent each failure (proactive tasks and tasks intervals) ?
- What should be done if no suitable proactive task cannot be found (default actions) ?
- Failure Management Policies
- Improvement proposals
- Scheduled tasks
- Systematic documentation
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Last update: September 7, 2015
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